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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 708, 1929)

Location:

All Saints Episcopal Church, Ashmont
209 Ashmont Street
Boston (Dorchester), MA 02124 US
Chancel
Organ ID: 9749

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from John Roper on July 02, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 24 ranks. 1,598 pipes. 3 manuals. 21 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 21
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 16, 2015:

Skinner organ restored under the supervision of parishioner Jonathan Ambrosino, in collaboration with Joe Sloane, and Ortloff Organ Company. "The Skinner will be restored with no tonal or mechanical changes, save the addition of an enclosed high-pressure Tromba playable from the Choir and Pedal, using vintage Skinner pipes. The organ's elegant console will be restored with no changes, including the retention of the original electro-pneumatic switching and combination action." Ortloff Organ Company web site

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Built in 1928 for First Methodist Church, North Adams, Mass. Sold in 2012 to All Saints, Ashmont, who stored the organ while the historic Cram & Goodhue building was refurbished.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from church web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on July 01, 2020.
  • Church Website - Church website with a description and history of the instrument

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Wayne Johnson. Taken on 2018-07-26

Choir Division: Photograph by Wayne Johnson. Taken on 2018-07-26

Choir Tromba: Photograph by Wayne Johnson. Taken on 2018-07-26

Swell Division: Photograph by Wayne Johnson. Taken on 2018-07-26

Facade and Chancel: Photograph by LEN LEVASSEUR (2000s).

Console: Photograph by Jonathan Ortloff (2015).

Swell Division: Photograph by Jonathan Ortloff. Taken approx. 2015

Console Interior: Photograph by Jonathan Ortloff (2015).

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Wayne Johnson, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. Aug. 2018

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Wayne Johnson, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. Aug. 2018

Pedal 16’ Contrabass: Photograph by Wayne Johnson, submitted by John Roper. Taken on 2018-07-26

Great chest: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-06-30

PD 16' Contrabass: Photograph by John Roper, submitted by John Roper. Taken on 2020-06-30

PD Contrabass offset chest: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-06-30

Chamber wiring: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-06-30

Organ blowers: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-06-30

Tremolo and static reservoir: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-06-30

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